Monday, 5 March 2012


Well, I'd love to have been outside all weekend taking photos, but....

'The trouble with living alone is that it's always your turn to do the dishes.'   (Anon)

and make the bed and do the laundry and the ironing and clean the sink and vacuum and dust and defrost the freezer and all the other chores that seem necessary to prevent one's home sinking under a pile of clutter and grime.  It would be better to do these things on a rainy day but somehow a bit of sunshine lifts my heart enough to tackle the bigger jobs (as well as pointing up the dust and smears!) - Spring Cleaning indeed.  So I had a VPD ... A Very Productive Day....on Saturday.

'Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don't do it.'  (Anon) 
'My second favourite household chore is ironing; my first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.'        (Erma Bombeck)
'Nature abhors a vacuum - and so do I.'  (Anne Gibbons)
'My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.'  (Erma Bombeck) 

Anyway, I could see no reason why I shouldn't still take photos, even if I was inside for most of the weekend!

PS So busy indeed that I missed a steam train coming through Saltaire.  Martin at Bradford, My Town caught it beautifully.  Sorry I missed it!


  1. You have the ability to even make housework look good - that takes a true master of the camera.

  2. I like the shot of the mill stack between the sheets. Next time the urge strikes come on over to my house. Plenty to clean here.

  3. We're obliged to do some things, but not obliged to make them boring and unhappy!i like your mind, i'm trying to have the same when it comes to housework.

  4. There's no dodging those eternal chores, but you do have an advantage. No one else messing up for you to be cleaning up after. You have the shiniest sink! Loved each of these charming 'homely' captures :)

    Now, how can I book you to get my home looking as marvelous as yours, please?

  5. Oh my! Your home looks so sparkling clean ....after you finish at Diane B's home you are more than welcome to fly south to chez moi. Wonderful to see linen flapping in the breeze.

  6. Funny - I live with a teenage boy but still, it always seems to be my turn to do the dishes!

    I love the quote about the second favourite chore. It sums up housework very nicely!

  7. We miss the housework living in a lodge, where everything is done for you!

  8. I am tired just thinking about all of that work. I'll just sit here and type until my energy recovers.

  9. I wasn't familiar with that acronym, now I shall hope most of my days are VPDs! ~Lili


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